Posted On: Dec. 4, 2017
Benefits of Working from Home
Wouldn't it be wonderful if your commute to work took mere seconds? Independent insurance agents with Symmetry Financial Group enjoy that commute time by working from a home office. In this blog post, we will explore more of the benefits working from home can provide - and the difference those advantages can make in your everyday life.
1. More Time with Family
One of the biggest perks of having your office right down the hall from your family room is that you will actually have more time to spend with your significant other and children, or simply to focus on hobbies and interests outside of work.
Many major corporations have "work/life flexibility" goals; however, reaching those goals may come at the expense of meeting work deadlines. When you work from home, it's not an either/or proposition. You are largely in charge of your own schedule, so you can choose to attend children's or other relatives' concerts, sporting events, and more, being present for special moments you might have otherwise missed out on.
2. Reduced Stress
People who work from home usually report feeling less stressed about their work than those who work in more traditional office settings. That reduction in stress levels comes with a host of other benefits, including an increase in productivity and improved health.
When you are in charge of your own schedule, making time for regular exercise is easier, which in turn, can reduce stress levels even further.
3. Eliminated Long, Frustrating Commutes
Eliminating a daily commute to and from the office is one of the most popular benefits people who work from home cite when asked. There's no need to wake up before the crack of dawn just to sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic to get to the office, only to have to turn around and fight traffic on the way home too. Instead, you can sleep until you are rested and still start your work day at a "normal" time. And, at the end of the work day, you can start your evening right away.
This is especially appealing on days when temperatures are extreme or when your area is experiencing inclement weather.
4. More Money
People who have jobs that allow them to work from home also find that they often save a significant amount of money by doing so. First, gas and vehicle maintenance costs may go down when your office is inside your home. You may also find it's easier to "eat in" for lunch with food you have in your kitchen, rather than going out to eat multiple times a week. Finally, on days when you don't have face-to-face meetings, you can dress comfortably, which may lower dry-cleaning expenses.
5. Fewer Distractions
Finally, working from home can make you happier and more productive simply because you don't have the same types of (or number of) distractions you would have in a more traditional office setting. You won't have to worry about co-workers stopping by your desk to chat, or try to focus through a distracting conversation co-workers are having right outside your cube or office door.
Experience These Benefits First-Hand as an Independent Insurance Agent with Symmetry Financial Group
These are all benefits you can enjoy and experience for yourself when you work as a Symmetry Financial Group independent insurance agent . Our agents have the time and flexibility they need to give their all to serving clients' needs without sacrificing their home lives or relationships. This is one of the reasons we were named one of the Top 10 Places to Work by Experience.com and have been recognized for our Top Company Culture by Entrepreneur and CultureIQ.